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Embrace Your Weird In Embrace Your Weird, New York Times Bestselling Author, Producer, Actress, TV Writer, And Award Winning Web Series Creator, Felicia Day Takes You On A Journey To Find, Rekindle, Or Expand Your Creative Passions Including Felicia S Personal Stories And Hard Won Wisdom, Embrace Your Weird Offers Entertaining And Revelatory Exercises That Empower You To Be Fearless, So You Can Rediscover The Things That Bring You Joy, And Crack Your Imagination Wide Open Unique Techniques To Vanquish Enemies Of Creativity Like Anxiety, Fear, Procrastination, Perfectionism, Criticism, And Jealousy Tips To Cultivate A Creative Community Space To Explore And Get Your Neurons Firing Whether You Enjoy Writing, Baking, Painting, Podcasting, Playing Music, Or Have Yet To Uncover Your Favorite Creative Outlet, Embrace Your Weird Will Help You Unlock The Power Of Self Expression Get Motivated Get Creative Get Weird.

Actress, New Media Geek, Gamer, Misanthrope Voracious reader of Fantasy and Sci Fi.Felicia is the creator of The Guild and former CCO of Geek and Sundry, an online content company She has a podcast called Felicitations that can be found on iTunes, and is the author of her bestselling memoir You re Never Weird on the Internet Almost She currently acts on TV shows and produces and writes he

[[ EPUB ]] ✺ Embrace Your Weird  Author Felicia Day – 9tvuk.us
  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Embrace Your Weird
  • Felicia Day
  • 25 April 2017
  • 9781982113223

10 thoughts on “Embrace Your Weird

  1. says:

    Felicia has long been a superhero of creativity From her web series The Guild, to the numerous shows she created at her media company Geek Sundry, to her many writing and producing projects, she has always had several creative irons in the fire So it s exciting to have her devote a book to creativity itself The book is full of engaging exercises and practical techniques for nurturing your own unique, creative voice I found the chapter on enemies to creativity particularly useful It helps work past those obstacles internal and external that prevent us from getting our ideas out Whether your medium is writing, painting, dancing, playing an instrument, or anything else, this book gets at the basic force of wanting to express ourselves that underlies all creative efforts.The writing is funny and full of energy, and the illustrations add to the book s fun spirit The creativity put into every page of the book may inspire you all by itself If you want to get better at coming up with creative ideas and be able to bring them to life, you owe it to yourself to read this book

  2. says:

    First of all, if you are considering ordering this for Kindle or any other ebook reader , consider a paperback copy you will thank me later If you can t bear to not have an immediate electronic copy, make sure to have a notebook or copy paper handy You ll need it.Despite whatever you might gather from the above paragraph, don t worry The quirky Felicia Day that showed up in You re Never Weird On The Internet Almost shows up and graces every page with the wit and humor she showered us with that first time Embrace Your Weird is not another memoir book, as she cheerfully jumps from her life into ours Ms Day s goal Convince each one of us that we have incredible talents to share with the world.In order to accomplish this task, the author shares her own devices for victory over the mind numbing monsters that threaten to crush our creativity and force us to hide under our personal bushel baskets This book is loaded with power, and here s why The person writing it is not some highly educated professor with a wall full of degrees and awards, nor is it someone who has identified a niche of psychological barriers and written a well thought tome of rules and procedures to follow Ms Day shares how she worked to overcome her demons, sharing her knowledge and wisdom in an entertaining manner She is encouraging and down to earth, urging us to break out of our shells but cautioning us to remember that our goals should be based on our own power and not the choices of others Sage advice, indeed.The combination of the author s thoughts and writing drawing exercises for us to complete combine to form a fun amusing educational awesome book that, by the end, should have morphed from something Ms Day created to something that also contains our personal inventions, and thus a part of us Growth CAN be fun Five stars.

  3. says:

    This review is a courtesy provided by NetGalley First of all, if you notice that I m writing this review in a casual conversational style like I m talking directly to you, that s what you ll get from this book Felicia Day s text is mostly like a transcript of her cheering you on and giving you personal guidance for finding direction with your creative ambitions If you get the audio book, I m sure you ll be in for a treat Yes, audio books are reading You can add it to your GoodReads Yearly Challenge.Next, it s also a book you can breeze through at first to get that first layer of absorption then go back and do the weird exercises at the end of each section that s pertinent to your creative output or desire There are illustrations where you get to fill in things or blank pages to doodle You are instructed to scribble and draw all over these pages which means the hard copy version might be the best version to have Otherwise, have a notebook ready I guess you can take screenshots of the illustrations and print those so you can fill them out.While this is a self help book, it s probably the most cheery, fun, and dare I say frivolous in a good way It makes you embrace your childlike self to build up what Day calls the Hero Self She s had a lifetime of therapy, I guess, to know how this stuff works There is also a list at the back of other books she references and uses herself including Marie Kondo My shoulders shrug a little in a cringe as I type that I hold on to precious things and as long as I m not at a dangerous level and take time one to two times a year to purge crap, I m okay with my choices.I said frivolous because it s how our culture, in the US anyway, sees artists and sees the actions of playtime When I take Gus out on his daily walk, it s mostly for him because he loves it but it became for me too I started to write about our walks Then I embellished them with pure nonsense like monsters and mysteries to solve Taking a cat for a walk is playtime, but it s also my own inspiration for writing three years worth of weekly posts I have a friend who dances around as she does housework because it simultaneously makes her happy to move her body and she can feel accomplished that crap got done Play is vital It s an embarrassment that adults in working environments are quelled from doing it Sure, Bryce in IT, you can have ten different toys on your desk from ThinkGeek, but you can t actually be silly That would be a disgrace.Day not only gives you permission to make mistakes, she encourages it She also reminds the reader that being an artist is hard work Hard work doesn t mean you don t love your output whether this is your job or just for you or a hobby Embrace Your Weird acts as a tool where you can have your own imaginary cheerleader, parental figure who is proud of you, role model, and friend at your disposal Day tells us that being creative is our natural state Isn t that wonderful to know The reason Marie Kondo and her purging into minimalism lifestyle comes up is because having too much clutter and chaos in your environment can stifle creativity Doesn t it make you sad and depressed to see dirty dishes or a closet filled with clothes you can t fit into any She says to get rid of it I may say, I worked too damn hard on that costume to part with it, but I ll put it in a neat and tidy bin on a shelf Day also gets into how the mind tends to work in a state of anxiety She does say anxiety could be useful, but I think the dividing difference is that excitement for a project is not the same thing as anxiety disorder I m not a doctor, but I think I can speak from my own experience I will die on the hill that writer s block which includes all critical thinking and creative thought endeavors is a real problem The advice you get about taking a walk, clearing your head, walk away from it and come back, do something entirely different and maybe a solution will come that s all true The pressure you put on yourself can lead to anxiety, but they isn t necessarily The Anxiety itself Plenty of people thrive under pressure They look forward to it I also work better with a deadline like NaNoWriMo There s something to hold me, the creator, responsible.Accountability does get a small cameo in the book Day talked about when she joined a group of women in a similar position in the acting world struggling to find the next gig They were holding each other accountable with weekly things to do invite X to lunch to network and that sort of thing If you like in person group accountability, go for it I prefer the realm of online which is why Comics Experience worked well for me as I floundered through my first comic scripts Same for NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo you get a support system who understands what you re going through when your spouse dog mother doesn t get it.As readers work through the exercises to free their creativity, they need to be resilient to criticism, open to valuable feedback, aware of personal limitations maybe you can t devote five hours a day to your art , and remember that we are mere mortals Eventually time will run out You will either have made the thing or not made the thing We re not all Tupac putting out records every year posthumously.Day is considerate of switching gendered pronouns She also gender swaps Hamlette in one example I m sure there are things I wouldn t notice, but I can at least be honest and say this is a writer who tries She only refers to her significant other as partner She talks about her baby here and there if you re sensitive to discussions on babies families It s understandable given her career, but still unfortunate that she cares what Joss Whedon thinks about her He should be seeing her as a role model not the other way around.

  4. says:

    I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own.EMBRACE YOUR WEIRD reminded me of why I adore Felicia Day The book is smart, quirky, and fun just like the energy she brings to her every venture Hearing about someone like her who seems to have everything together struggling with mundane problems such as writer s block is empowering I needed the reminder that even the most confident seeming people sometime struggle with things like anxiety, doubt, and insecurity, things which tend to be isolating With each topic, Day offers several exercises and shares her personal experiences, with plenty of references to writing her memoir YOU RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET ALMOST and to her baby girl The book, which embraces play is a refreshing alternative from some of the drier books that tackle struggles with creativity Day does a great job of making the book inclusive, turning it into a no judgement zone that honors every individual s passions She uses humor and pop culture references such as comparing one s enemies to Ramsay Bolton from Game of Thrones to drive her points home in a fun way The chapters address topics such as friends, mentors, enemies, perfectionism, procrastination, anxiety, powerlessness, fear of failure, shame, regret, and jealousy Day includes exercises and tools to put her advice such as tapping into flow by working quickly and focusing on finishing into action In the final chapter, Day invites the reader to run a gauntlet of quests to help keep creativity flowing by doing thing such as opening one s mind to travel, breaking out of comfort zones, learning new things, and making time for creative pursuits Day acts as a cheerleader, encouraging the reader to take their creative projects to completion and avoiding abandoning in progress projects in favor of new pursuits EMBRACE YOUR WEIRD is a super fun and inspirational book with quirky, creativity unlocking exercises such as writing a Craigslist ad as though as though we were putting ourselves up for sale But Day doesn t advocate selling ourselves, rather she encourages us to become the best creators we can be, making the best of our unique qualities and the most of our finite time as sentient beings Thanks to NetGalley and Gallery Books An Imprint of Simon Schuster, Inc for providing an Advance Reader Copy.

  5. says:

    My first pick as part of the Advanced Listerner s Program by Libro.fm and I m excited to listen to this because who doesn t want to unleash their creativity Thank you, Simon Schuster, for the audiobook

  6. says:

    Loved it Needed to hear these ideas Would recommend to anyone She s funny, and kind.

  7. says:

    What the fork HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS You know imma get my hands on this book because I LOVE Felicia Day

  8. says:

    Grab something to write with and your handy dandy notebook and get ready to WORK Before you begin, I think you should know what you re in for If you picked up this book because you love Felicia Day power to you If you came here expecting a deep dive into creative prompts you ll find some precious nuggets of wisdom But be warned.It s a manic roller coaster ride of productivity And I do not use that term MANIC lightly here Day warns us in her intro to pace yourself when using the book If you sit and work through it all at once guilty it can be very overwhelming So, read through it to feel out the scope of the book and go back and do the activities as you are able or they apply In Embrace Your Weird, Day tackles aspects of human creativity from why we need to create, to feeling stuck or blocked, to combating anxiety about creating, and evenrearranging your work space It s.a lot And honestly, this book reminded me of those KLUTZ activity books from the 90s with all sorts of activities and creative ideasbasically so you wouldn t go to your parents with the dreaded whine of I m boreeeeeeeed I ll definitely keep a copy of this on my desk and truly make an effort to use the exercises Day outlines to help boost productivity.or even work through some of my anxiety While not totally original or innovative for those of us who are always on the lookout for tools to combat anxiety, stress, and even depression, these exercises will seem repetitive Day does present a non judgmental workbook focused on kicking self doubt or inhibition to the curb And that s refreshing

  9. says:

    Before you read my review, it s important that you get this book as a physical book It is a mix between a workbook, a self help book, and a wreck this journal.This book completely changed my life I went from feeling like someone who lacked creativity to being someone who truly believes they can be creative This book inspired me to pursue scrapbooking and sewing, two hobbies that appeared interesting to me, but I kept putting them off.This book also helped me with my anxiety and depression I felt pure joy while reading this and I found that the tips about anxiety were actually really helpful for me I also loved Felicia s commentary and nerdy references.

  10. says:

    I loved this book I honestly didn t pay attention to what I was buying I saw Felicia Day and Weird and knew I needed it, I did not know how much that was true I feel so inspired, just by listening to the book I was in the moment with my baby and husband, I put my phone down and really saw what was happening around me I want to read it again and actually stop for every activity hard to do while driving just too see how much I can tap I to my creativity that has been pushed down for far too long.

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